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In pursuit of symmetry

For reasons we need not go into, I dug out an old Mott the Hoople tune, All The Way From Memphis, and discovered there actually is a town named Oriole, Kentucky.

I was very much hoping the local AAA ballclub was the Oriole Baltimores. Alas.

I rather like the roadhouse warmup in Memphis, and the song is nicely satirical, but I could certainly have done without the saxophone torture and rape. What is it about reed players that they think we like to hear geese being tossed into wood chippers?

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ccdesan
Sep. 16th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
It's not for nothing that they call the oboe "an ill woodwind that nodbody blows good..."
ccdesan
Sep. 16th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
Your choice imagery put me in mind of the cartoon by Russell Myers which has the honor of possibly having made me laugh the loudest, longest and hardest in all my life:

deckardcanine
Sep. 16th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'd like to read the date on that cartoon, but it's too small for me.
ccdesan
Sep. 16th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
2/12/1973
deckardcanine
Sep. 16th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I figured it was old due to the slightly different art, particularly Irwin being so distant; he'd be hard to make out in modern small print. Before this, the oldest BH I'd seen was from '75. It could have passed for new if the title character weren't holding a cigar for no obvious reason. (Were people afraid that kids would see that inferior witch as a role model in that regard? It's almost as bad as when someone complained about Sgt. Snorkel stating a love for beer.)
sleepyjohn00
Sep. 16th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I've ripped off another Broom-Hilda gaga for an NLCTC that hasn't seen print yet. You'll know it when you see it, I'm sure.
deckardcanine
Sep. 16th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
My dad is an Orioles fan. I should tell him.
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